Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great restful holiday filled with joy, laughter, and most of all music. Let’s get the year started quick and right. Jakarta Records is probably one of the most consistent music labels always releasing top quality music. They have a wide range of artists from Jazz to Hip-hop including the illustrious songstress Nanna.B. After the success of her two highly acclaimed EPs, the Danish singer released her full-length album Solen. It is a heater, her voice is so dope! It is hard to categorize her sound, it is a mix of hip-hop, RnB and soul sprinkled with some jazz and electronic. The production on the album is tight never overwhelming Nanna.B’s voice. Go cop the album!
June 8th can’t come any faster!! The illustrious Kadhja Bonet will be dropping her second full-length album Childqueen. If you have never listened to her before, the first thing you will notice is her angelic voice, it is so smooth and heavenly. You are automatically taken to a divine place. Kadhja Bonet dropped two singles for you to get a sample of the new album, and they are on point. Don’t waste and click play below.
I am still on the UK soul tip, that scene is really pumping out some dope releases that are really pushing the bounds. Salute out of Brighton is one of these cats, his voice is so smooth. I have been listening to this cover of Rihanna’s Work and I can honestly say, I enjoy his version much more. Salute’s next release One More Chance has a more uptempo production but his voice still shines. Go check him out!
Sampa The Great, the Zambian born rapper, poet, and singer, just dropped her new free project Weapon Choice on the Australian label Wondercore Island. The production has this crazy experimental tip and was provided by Godriguez. But the thing that shines the most is Sampa’s voice and lyrics. You can be serenaded by focusing on her voice but at the same time be enlightened by the lyrical play. Go grab this project!
The wait is over, Szjerdene has the dropped her new EP Paragon. The ultra talented soulstress has gotten some big names in the electronic game to provide the production on this EP. The airy ghostly type soundscapes fits incredibly well with Szjerdene’s vocals. It is a perfect balance between the arrangements and the vocals, listening to each track allows you to explore the musical journey with the various components. Highly Recommended!!!
The Ultra talented Szjerdene just dropped a new single Abode off her EP Paragon which should be dropping sometime in November. Abode, produced by Lapalux, starts off with Szjerdene’s vocals over this eerie minimalist production but then switches to this epic grand type beat. While I prefer the first portion because Szjerdene’s voice is showcased, the second portion is more of your typical layered sound. It is the complete with vocals and production packaged perfectly together. Check out the single and look for the EP in November!
I don’t know what it is, but there is something infectious about hearing a G-funk beat. You automatically are nodding your head and then slowly you are starting cutting the rug. Dr. Mad, the co-founder of the Voyage Funktastique, brings the heat with his new single Stanky. Certified pure G-Funk, it is pure poppin, I can only imagine if he got a singer or emcee to drops some vocals over the beat, it would so dope. Check it out!